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John Terry nearly joined Manchester City


Chelsea legend reveals how he nearly left Stamford Bridge in 2009

Chelsea defender John Terry has admitted he nearly joined Manchester City in 2009.

The Blues skipper is already deemed a club legend for his services to the club throughout his career, but things could have been a lot different had he completed a move away six years ago.

Terry was wanted by newly-rich Manchester City, who were prepared to pay around £29million to lure him from Stamford Bridge to the Etihad Stadium.

Despite the interest shown by City, he was never going to leave Chelsea, but he could have left a lot earlier as the club wanted to sell him back in 2000.

At the time, Terry had only made 15 appearances for the first-team and he was strongly linked with a move to Huddersfield Town after having a loan spell with Nottingham Forest.

Terry to Huddersfield

Terry was all-but confirmed as a Huddersfield player, but the club pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, keeping the centre-back at Chelsea.

He told Mail Online: “Chelsea wanted to sell me then. They had agreed a deal with Huddersfield. After my loan at Forest, I was supposed to go to Huddersfield.

“But I did well in those games, I started five and came on in the other. Chelsea wanted more money then decided they didn’t want to sell as I’d done well. I came back and got on the bench for the FA Cup final.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt


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